February 22, 2017

Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

By Ben FitzGerald

Source: FCW

Journalist(s) Sean Carberry

In the 2016 defense bill, Congress told the Department of Defense to split up its office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Now, the secretary of defense is tasking his deputy with moving forward on that and other DOD restructuring.

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act mandated the split of the Pentagon's AT&L office into two separate entities: an office of Research and Engineering and an Office of Acquisition and Sustainment, each headed by an undersecretary of defense.

Secretary Jim Mattis issued a memo on Feb. 17 tasking acting deputy secretary Robert Work with leading a review of Pentagon business practices – particularly those that do not merit individual military department approaches -- to improve efficiency and come into compliance with the 2017 NDAA.

Read the full article at FCW.

  • Ben FitzGerald

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Ben FitzGerald was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. In this capacity, Mr. FitzGerald led CNAS efforts to explore...